Monday, August 24, 2009

The keepers' daughter - Gill Arbuthnott

Orphaned as a baby. Nyssa can only dream about who she is and where she comes from, but with the arrival of dark strangers, her past is revealed.
Nyssa has a hidden tattoo that bears one half of a secret message. Now her future depends on finding the other half, written on a twin she's never known, and the truth of the words that mark them.

Icefall - John Townsend

A nose-stud. A snake tattoo. That's all Barney knows about the people who want him dead. He doesn't know why they want to kill him. Or what they'll do next. All he knows is they'll stop at nothing........

Hunted - Elizabeth Kay

When Tim travels to Africa with his step-brother Martin her has no idea of the adventure ahead of them.
A dead elephant, gunshots, ivory poachers. the closer Tim gets to the truth, the deeper ha and Martin are dragged into danger. And as the sun goes down there is nowhere to hide...............

Wings - Aprilynne Pike

Laura was mesmerised, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful - too beautiful for words. Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals beside her head. They looked almost like wings.
I n this extraordinary tale of magic, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Alex & Me - Irene M. Pepperberg

On 6th September 2007, an African Grey parrot named Alex died prematurely at age thirty-one. His last words to his owner Irene, were
'you be good. I love you'.
They Shared a deep bond. Alex missed Irene when she was away, he was jealous when she paid attention to ther parrots, or even people. He liked to show her who was boss. They stayed together through thick and thin to form an unforgettable human-animal bond.

The help - Kathryn Stockett

Three ordinary woman are about to take one extraordinary step.....
Twenty -two year old Skeeter, Aibileen, and Minny are seemingly as different from one another as can be, these woman will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? because they are suffocating within lines that define their towns and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

The hell is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

The thing around your neck - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Short stories by the acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who also wrote Half of a Yellow Sun.

the harmony silk factory - Tash Aw

This is the story of Johnny Lim, textile merchant, petty crook and inventor of the the Amazing Toddy Machine, and his marriage to the beautiful Snow Soong.

Whitbread First Novel Award Winner 2005

Friday, August 14, 2009

James K. Baxter poems - Selected by Sam Hunt

This book contains a variety of James K. Baxter's poems

Virus on Obis 1 - PJ Haarsma

Johnny is a knud-nik. Along with two other children of the seed ship Renaissance, he is under contract to work on the rings or Orbis. But Johnny soon discovers that he is the first human Softwire - he can enter any computer with his mind, but this lands him in the middle of a power struggle

Magic flutes - Eva Ibbotson

Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess who's given up her duties to follow her heart, working backstage at the Viennese opera.

When a wealthy handsome Englishmean discovers thei bewitching urchin backstage, Tessa two worlds collide - and in escaping her inheritance, she finds her destiny.........

An enthralling romantic novel.

Air head - Meg Cabot

Teen-supermodel Nikki Howard has a secret. she's not the gorgeous golden airhead she seems- on the inside she's someone else. Literally.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sharp shot - Jack Higgins with Justin Richards

With Dad away, teenage twins Jade and Rich are looking forward to some excitement. But being kidnapped is not what they had in mind......

This is another adventure starring the Chance twins.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Life of the party - Gillian Philip

As long as she's out with her best friend Stephanie, a drink in her hand and is having fun, life couldn't be better. but things turn sour when Stephanie accuses her of drinking too much.

Will it take a tragedy to make Chloe face the truth?

Medusa - Nick Saunders

In ancient Greece, a young man is sent to kill the most hideous creature on Earth. No-one has been able to get close to this monster, MEDUSA. Her cave is lettered with the bodies of men she has turned into stone. Can an ordinary man beast kill her? or will he be killed.

A thrilling graphic novel with heroes, gods and goddesses.

Chaos unleashed - Alec Sillifant

Chaos runs through the night; head down, teeth clenched, eyes peeled. The rain lashes his face, thick clumps of mud fly up as the soaked ground tries to steal his feet from under him, but nothing will stop him discovering the dark secret of the Academy. Nothing.....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

After - Sue Lawson

What happens when you're not the cool kid at school any more?
CJ has been banished to the country to live with his grandparents.
No one asks him if he wants to be there. It seems like no one really cares.
And no matter how hard he tries to outrun it, trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes............

Fire on high - David Hill

Jonno Austin has won a trip to South America to watch a total eclipse of the sun and it is an incredible experience, while he's there a local group of people are protesting against the government and there are armed soldiers on every street corner.
On his flight home something happens that drags him deeper into the conflict than he could have thought possible..

The silver blade - Sally Gardner

The silver Blade is a tale of swashbuckling heroics, a tragedy dripping with blood and loss, a delicious love story set in the whirling heart of the French Revolution.

It's a story that has everything - murder, mystery, passion and even magic!

Blood water - Dean Vincent Carter

They're all dead now.
I am the last one.
Dr Morrow found something in the water. He doesn't know what it is, but he's seen what it can do. And now its missing...............

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Creature of the night - Kate Thompson

When Bobby's mother moves the family to the country, Bobby's furious.
All he wants to do is get back to Dublin and resume his wild life there.
But that's not as easy as he'd planned. An unexplained disappearance, whispers about a murdered child and strange scrabblings at the dog flap mean it isn't long before Bobby and his whole family are involved with the eerie creature of the night....

short listed for the Booktrust Teenage Prize

The one that got away - Chris Ryan

The SAS mission conducted behind Iraqi lines is one of the most talked about stories of courage and survival in modern warfare. Of the eight members of the SAS Regiment who set off, only one escaped capture.

THIS IS HIS STORY

The bravo two zero mission

NF 956.7044 RYA

Nowhere to run - Judy Westwater

Judy had been on the run since she was a little girl. Forced to live on the streets, beaten, half-starved and horrifically abused, she tries to put her past behind her and start a new life in the circus. There she meets and falls in love with the star of the show and she thinks all her dreams have come true..........

This is a gripping true story of tragedy and redemption.

Daddy's rules - Rachel Sontag

To outsiders, Mr Sontag is a respectable and charming - but appearances can be
deceiving. Rachel tries to be a good daughter, but nothing is ever good enough for her pathologically controlling father. He measures her fingernails, tapes her conversations and subjects to to hours of verbal abuse, while the mother just looks away.
NF 362.76 SON
This is a good book to read if you liked the Dave Pelzer books:
* A child called it &
* The lost boy: a foster child's search for the love of a family

By the river Piera I sat down and wept - Paulo Coelho

What happens when shyness prevents an affair from developing? And what happens when years later, destiny brings the lovers together.

This is what I want to tell you - Heather Duffy Stone

Nadio and his twin sister Noelle, always had a unique bond. Somehow
Keely fit perfectly into their world, that is until she and Nardio fall in
love, and try to hide it form Noelle. slowly a lifelong freindship begins
to crack under the crushing weight of past trauma, guarded secrets,
jealousy, obsession.....and and unexpected love that could destroy them.